Daniel Libeskind


Museum of Military History by Daniel Libeskind

Continuing our series on deconstructivism we look at Daniel Libeskind's extension to the Museum of Military History in Dresden, Germany, which features a pointed steel and glass shard that thrusts through the original building's neoclassical facade. The extension was completed in 2011 and is one of Libeskind's best known projects,...
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Exclusive Look at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Building Redesign by Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind is no stranger to tragedy. The Polish American architect is best known for his crystalline designs that commemorate historical trauma, from the Jewish Museums in Berlin and Copenhagen to the World Trade Center master plan in New York. His latest project, though smaller in footprint, is perhaps more complex in scope: a new 45,000-square foot complex in Pittsburgh for a new national organization dedicated to ending antisemitism, simply called Tree of Life. It was there that on October 27, 2018—during morning prayer services for Shabbat—a gunman opened fire, killing 11 people and wounding 6 others, including several Holocaust survivors. It was the first mass murder of Jews on U.S. soil, shattering a congregation, a community, and the image of America as a haven from antisemitism.
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Hennessy Unveils A $7,000 Bottle Designed By Legendary Architect Daniel Libeskind

With his style of using sharp angles and asymmetrical planes, Architect Daniel Libeskind's designs have ranged from the new World Trade Center site to the Jewish Museum in Berlin and Denver Art Museum. His latest work however showcases a much smaller treasure, the redesigned bottle of Richard Hennessy, the cognac distiller's namesake tribute to its founder.

Hennessy partners with Daniel Libeskind – The Spirits Business

LVMH-owned Hennessy Cognac has collaborated with architect Daniel Libeskind to unveil a new design for one of the rarest bottlings in its collection, Richard Hennessy. The Richard Hennessy decanter, which is named after the founder of the brand, was first unveiled in 1996 and is described as a tribute to the brand’s 250 years of history.

"Everything changed in architecture" after 9/11 attacks says Daniel Libeskind

The terrorist attacks on New York's World Trade Center helped the public understand the importance of architecture, says the architect who masterplanned the rebuilding at Ground Zero in the next part of our 9/11 anniversary series. Speaking to Dezeen in an exclusive interview, Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind said that "everything...

Daniel Libeskind and other stars on the jury

The entries for the competition Eurasian Prize 2021 is ongoing and the Eurasian Prize is proud to introduce the top-class cast of the new season's international jury. Meet - the legendary architect Daniel Libeskind. Final Deadline is June 30, 2021 for the Eurasian Prize 2021. World Architecture Community is global...
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Daniel Libeskind tours Tree of Life or L'Simcha Congregation

Daniel Libeskind, a New York City architect who descended to the depths of Ground Zero after Sept. 11, 2001, visited Pittsburgh’s Ground Zero on Thursday and Friday. The son of Holocaust survivors, Mr. Libeskind will preserve and redesign parts of the Tree of Life / Or L’Simcha synagogue, the site of America’s worst antisemitic attack.

Daniel Libeskind to design new Pittsburgh Tree of Life shul

Renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, who designed the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco as well as several other Jewish museums around the world, has been chosen as the lead architect to reimagine the site of the Tree of Life synagogue building in Pittsburgh. The renovation is part of the congregation’s...

Daniel Libeskind Revives his Polish Hometown with the Łódź Architecture Center

Daniel Libeskind and inLodz21 Institution are designing Nexus21, an urban revitalization project of 21 structures that vary between residential and commercial buildings to urban spaces. The new cultural hub is located in particular neighborhoods to promote the creativity and innovation that lies in the city, such as architecture, textiles, fashion, and film, which are all part of its heritage. The master plan will also work on the spaces in between the revived structures, creating a vibrant nexus between the old and the new, while adding value to the historic neighborhoods of Łódź, Poland.

Daniel Libeskind Will Redesign Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue, Art Enters Chernobyl, and More: Morning Links from May 5, 2021

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. ARCHITECT DANIEL LIBESKIND HAS BEEN SELECTED to redesign the campus of the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, where 11 were killed by a gunman in 2018, the New York Times reports. Libeskind, whose projects have included the Jewish Museum in Berlin and the Denver Art Museum, was selected unanimously by Tree of Life’s board. His plan calls for tearing down part of its main building to provide space for the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, a memorial site, and a venue for the study of hatred, according to the Religion News Service. The architect’s parents were Holocaust survivors, and he was born in 1946 in a homeless shelter in Poland. Recalling his arrival in the United States in the late ’50s with his family, he said that “we felt an air of freedom as Jews in this country. That is why this project is not simply about ‘Never Again.’ ”